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The Shangri-La in the shiny Shard is the highpoint of the best hotels near London Bridge; indeed, it’s the highest in all of London. At its foot, the station has emerged, gleaming, from its makeover. Walk a little way along the river to Tate Modern, or across Borough High Street to a cobbly, Elizabethan hinterland, whose trophy attraction, foodie Borough Market, hard by Southwark Cathedral, pulls in its share of the 50 million annual visitors to the area. Around the railway arches redevelopment continues; Southwark council has approved a £300million project for retail units and an art-house cinema.
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